London expo displays works of 11 Qatari artists

 20 Aug 2017 - 12:45

London expo displays works of 11 Qatari artists
Fatima Mohammed, Nada Abdulkareem Baker and Farah Altaweel

The Peninsula

Eleven Qatari artists are among over 40 emerging artists from the Middle East whose works are featured at Transition exhibition which recently opened at the Menier Gallery in London.

Transition, which runs until September 2, is the latest exhibition presented by Reconnecting Arts, an artist-led platform supporting emerging contemporary Middle Eastern creatives, and supported by Qatar Museums (QM).

The Qatari artists featured in this exhibition are Abdulaziz Yousef, Ahmed Al Jufairi, Amna Al Baker, Farah Altaweel, Fatima Mohammed, Hessa Al Ali, Maryam Yousuf Al Homaid, Nada Abdulkareem Baker, Nasser Al Attiyah and Sara Khalid Al Buainain.


Ahmed Al Jufairi and Nasser Al Attiyah


Each artist used various forms or art to express the many ways ‘transition’ played a role in their lives.

Covering a wide range of media – including fine art, calligraphy, sculpture, photography, video and installations – the exhibition highlights Arab contemporary art as a developing form of expression that enables individuals to reflect on their personal experiences. It showcases a diverse and fresh selection of work that encourages dialogue about the power of connection and the complexities of change geographically, personally and artistically.

Amongst the rich and varied topics addressed are the effect of urbanisation and displacement, the impact of balancing different cultures within one’s own identity, as well as gender roles, embracing faith and the future of the Middle East.

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